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Fidencio Fifield Perez

"Barn Quilt" is a handcut piece made out of a collection of maps. Fidencio Fifield-Perez said the piece is a snpashot visualizing terms used to describe immigration such as a "flood" or "wave."
Fidencio Fifield Perez

Fidencio Fifield-Perez’s art details moments in time. He uses paintings and paper cuttings that reflect his early life in Oaxaca, Mexico, his childhood in North Carolina, and his struggle as a young adult who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The Obama administration program gave temporary relief to young adults who entered the United States without authorization as children and have grown up in this country. 

Fifield-Perez works on art in Columbia, Missouri, but his affinity for using cuts of paper began as a child. Now, he uses those techniques to pay homage to Oaxacan traditions and as a commentary on the current state of immigration.